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Why Figurinhas are Awesome for Little Kids

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Hey world! Are the rest of the kids out there as crazy about collecting and trading World Cup figurinhas as the kids in Brazil are?? (And, ahem, their parents are??) If you are not yet aware of this craze, this … Continue reading

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Traveling to Brazil for the World Cup?

Here is some great information for those traveling to Brazil for the World Cup by Total Futeblog: 50 Days to Go: Brazil 2014 Travel Tips   Coming soon… how to stay safe (i.e. not get yourself in trouble (i.e. robbed … Continue reading

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Why are the Protesters so Pissed??!!

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Sometimes it is difficult to understand what might motivate millions of people, Brazilians no less, who are thought to be a rather peaceful lot, to get angry enough to take to the streets. It’s easier to get caught up in … Continue reading

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How I Know Things Will be Different

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There has been some debate as to whether or not the passion for change displayed during recent uproars in Brazil will have some longevity, or eventually be forgotten and evaporate away, possibly because leaders make under-the-table deals with politicians. Last … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Plan to Not be Anywhere Near the World Cup

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The Huffington Post decided to publish an article entitled “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Plan to Be at the 2014 World Cup.” I love Brazil. I love soccer. However, these two loves, the construction or reconstruction of stadiums under … Continue reading

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History of Brazilians in Chicago

Here is an article posted by the Chicago Historical Society about the history of Brazilians in Chicago: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1542.html The population of Brazilians in this city has always been rather small, which is why they never developed their own neighborhood like … Continue reading

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Brazilian Challenge Day 13: Futebol Commitment

As Anna suggested, for my Brazilian challenge today I selected a Brazilian futebol team to be loyal to for the rest of my life. I did not take this task lightly. With much research, which included reviewing team statistics, watching … Continue reading

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